Road to Healing
Advocacy for Those Affected by Impaired Driving
Providing free & confidential support services to family, friends, witnesses & survivors who have been affected either directly or indirectly by an incident involving an impaired driver.
The Road to Healing is a project was partially supported by the Massachusetts Office of Victim Assistance through a Victims of Crime Act of 1984 (VOCA) grant from the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. Funding is also provided by the Drunk Driving Trust Fund under a grant from MOVA. The program has two components- victim services and prevention, education, and training.
“What lies behind us & what lies before us are tiny matters when compared to what lies within us.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Prevention, Education, and Training
The prevention, education, and training grant provides many different types of events in the community to make people aware of impaired driving and the consequences, as well as, to promote prevention.
- Survivor Speakers
- School based workshops
- Impairment goggles
- Health Fairs
- Community based workshops
- “After the Crash: Survivors Speak” YouTube video
- “PROMise” – prom time pledge campaign
- “I’m Coming Home” – homecoming pledge campaign
- Law Enforcement Training
- Resource cards
Please contact us at 508-746-2664 if you are interested in any of our prevention activities.
Who is a Survivor?
A survivor is anyone who has been directly or indirectly affected by a driver who was under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.
- Have you or a loved one been involved in an accident that was the result of an impaired driver?
- Did you witness an accident, or the aftermath thereof, that was the result of an impaired driver?
- Did you experience some type of loss as a result of an impaired driver?
- We are here to provide a variety of services to you and/or your family.
Whether you are the survivor, a family member who has experienced a loss, or a witness to an upsetting accident caused by an impaired driver, you may be experiencing grief as a result. The following is a list of symptoms you or someone you care about may be experiencing following a trauma or loss…
- Disrupted Sleep Patterns – Difficulty falling and/or staying asleep;
- Changes in Eating Habits – Over and/or under-eating;
- Reduced Concentration – Preoccupation with the emotions of the loss and/or an inability to concentrate;
- Sense of Numbness – This is often confused with what some refer to as denial. Feelings of numbness can be either physical, emotional, or both;
- Feelings of Hopelessness – Negative thought processes, lack of future insight, including goals and other life plans;
- Overwhelming Waves of Emotion – Consistent fluctuations in emotions and feelings can leave one feeling physically and emotionally drained.
If you are the survivor or family member of a victim of an accident involving a driver that was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, you have a right to Victim Compensation to assist with the costs
incurred in association to the crime. We can assist you in applying for and obtaining access to these funds. Call (508) 746-2664 for more information.
Individual & Family Advocacy
Our Individual & Family Advocate provides services to you at a location of your choice, including one of our multiple on-site office locations or within your home or community.
- Crisis Intervention
- Individual & Family Counseling
- Support Groups
- Case Management
- Court Advocacy
- Resource Coordination (transitional assistance, victims’ compensation, food stamps, housing, and transportation)
- Program Referral Support Services
Please contact us at 508-746-2664 if you are interested in any of our Individual or Family Advocacy Services.